|Catarina Pereira || catarinapereira at cmu dot edu|
Pereira graduated from the Coimbra’s College of Education (Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra) in 2007 with a degree in Communication and Multimedia Design. Her studies introduced her to video, audio, and various programming languages, as well as psychology and Human-Computer Interaction. "Having the opportunity to learn from such a wide range of disciplines helped me to know that I had chosen the right path for me," says Pereira. "Attending the MHCI program was the next step forward in my education."
Pereira’s goal is to learn how to design user-friendly interfaces and systems with the techniques and skills she is developing in the MHCI program. "I want to make the users happy!" she explains. In addition to working and studying, Pereira likes good music, good movies, good food, traveling, and whenever possible going out and having fun.